ASM Student and Postdoctoral Travel Award

Sponsored by ASM and determined by the ASM Microbe Program Committee, this award recognizes outstanding abstracts submitted by students and postdocs advancing research in 1 of the ASM Microbe's 8 scientific tracks.

Program Details

Awards are $1,000 (2 awardees per track) and complimentary meeting registration.

*POM Track will receive only 1 awardee.


To qualify for consideration, the applicant must be:
  • A current ASM member at the time of submission and remain active through ASM Microbe.
  • A student or postdoc.
  • Not previously a recipient of the award within the last 2 years.
  • A presenting author on an accepted abstract to ASM Microbe.
Please Note: Application for award consideration is indicated when submitting an abstract, and eligibility is dependent on acceptance of the abstract.

Submission Requirements To Be Considered For a Travel Award

  • Abstract must be accepted.
  • Curriculum vitae (CV) including research, teaching, outreach and funding information provided.
  • Letter of nomination written by a professor, advisor, mentor, employer or director of the department provided.
  • Note: CV, letter of nomination and any additional documentation must be combined into 1 uploaded document (PDF preferred).


General abstract submissions and travel awards closes Jan. 23, 2024 at 12 p.m. ET.